(8-30-18) The Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) released their week one polls today.

In girls cross country, two-time D III state cross country champion Minster picked up all 12 first place votes and holds down the top spot in D III by 13 points over Mt. Gilead.

The Wildcats opened the season at the Bob Schul Invitational in West Milton on Saturday. The Wildcats outdistanced West Liberty-Salem (ranked #6) 31-54 to pick up the title, thanks to placing their Top 5 runners in the Top 10.

3   Emma Watcke           Minster  19:16.8  11  
4   Kaitlynn Albers       Minster  20:00.5  12  
8   Ella Boate            Minster  20:28.5  10  
9   Gwendolyn Meiring     Minster  20:33.5  11  
10  Madeline Magoto       Minster  20:34.9  12  
11   Mackenzie Bohman     Minster  20:42.2  11 

The MAC had three other teams in the Top 20, St. Henry at #13 (79 points), Versailles at #17 (46 points) and Coldwater at #19 (27 points).

Week # 1 2018 D 3 Girls Cross Country Poll

First place Votes ()

1.Minster 240 (12)

2.Mt Gilead 227

3.Fort Loramie 204

4.Archbold 199

5.Gilmour Academy 190

6.West Liberty Salem 186

7.Columbus Grove 162

8.McDonald 151

9.Liberty Center 145

10.New London 124

11.Maplewood 110

12.Fredericktown 89

13.St Henry 79

14.Lincolnview 68

15.Pettisville 64

16.Russia 59

17.Versailles 46

18.Centerburg 39

19.Coldwater 27

20.East Canton 17

In the boys D3 poll, just one MAC team enters the Top 20, Minster holds down #17 with 55 points, Mt. Gilead holds down the top spot with 9 first place votes and 236 points.

Week #1 D 3 Boys Cross Country Poll 2018

First Place Votes ()

1.Mt Gilead 236 (9)

2.McDonald 224 (2)

3.East Canton 189 (1)

3.Leesburg Fairfield 189

3.New London 189

6.Fredericktown 180

7.Gilmour Academy 160

8.Fort Loramie 152

9.Mapleton 128

10.Lincolnview 125

11.Maplewood 109

12.Columbus Academy 96

13.Liberty Center 94

14.Houston 78

15.Summitt Country Day 76

16.Sandusky St Mary 56

17.Minster 55

18.Columbus Grove 34

19.Grandview Heights 33

20.Greenon 27

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